Professor of Theatre and Media Drama at University of South Wales
A little more about me:
Richard is an interdisciplinarian and has taught and published in the areas of theatre, radio, literature, film, computer games, graphic narratives, and popular music. He is the founding co-editor of the international Journal of Adaptation in Film and Performance, a peer-reviewed publication which combines outstanding academic articles with viewpoints from industry practitioners. As a practitioner in his own right, Richard has translated scripts from French into English and has directed stage plays in the UK and US as well as radio plays for broadcast. He has undertaken extensive work into Grand Guignol, a distinctive form of horror theatre, and has toured productions to international festivals and conferences and for public Halloween events.
Richard has frequently appeared on BBC and international radio and is interviewed on the DVD of Tim Burton’s Sweeney Todd. Richard has also taught workshops on commedia dell’arte and horror theatre to school/college groups and youth theatres.
Projects I’m working on:
Cambridge Edition of Joseph Conrad's Scripts
A book on Graham Greene and adaptation
Grand Guignol translations
A stage adaptation of Dickens' Haunted Man
A stage adaptation of Shakespeare's Henry IV plays
Radio plays for live broadcast in 1940s style
Halloween event for Roath Park
“It sounds pretty bleak and dark – and it is – but in and amidst all this, there’s a lot of humour.” Listen back from 2:08:30 to hear Rhys Ifans on @BBCRadio2 with Zoe Ball discussing #OnBearRidge and the No Petrol for 12 Miles Virtual Reality Experience https://bbc.in/32AqcGx